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er ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. welcome to "news4 this week." >> hi, everyone. i'm veronica johnson. we're going to show you some of the more interesting local stories making news this week. among them, she lost 80 pounds by eating all her meals at a coffee shop. we'll take a look at the starbucks diet. from scrubs to bronzers to anti-aging gels, stores share why more and more men are facing the skin care trend. and a species that has mastered the art of peace. first, a campus controversy over breast-feeding. a professor took her baby to class and breast fed in front of her students. the debate has now gone viral. >> i felt rather uncomfortable
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in that class. >> reporter: american university student malorie kensy dropped her class because of her prof s profess professor's actions on the first day. >> she started breast-feeding in the middle of the lecture. >> reporter: adrienne pine shown on the american university website brought her baby to class and breast fed without covering up in front of 40 students. >> honestly, i think it would have been less of a big deal if she had given more forewarning. i think everybody kind of bowed their head in shock and awe. >> reporter: after the incident, professor pine wrote an article saying the infant had a fever and canceling class did not seem like an option. >> i understand the struggles of a single mom, but at the same time i don't think there's anyone in the class that would have been too upset if the class had been canceled that way. >> reporter: she was contacted by the student newspaper. she thought to herself, who cares. do university students need to be so moly-coddled?
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>> we would like to talk to her. >> reporter: we tried to talk to the professor at her house this evening. she refused. in a written statement, a university spokesperson says, quote, au does not have a policy that specifically addresses breast-feeding. the university is guided by federal and d.c. law which do not prohibit or allow breast-feeding in certain environments. some students say the university should give the okay. >> i think that women should be allowed to breast-feed in public, because it's not something that's unnatural, and it's not something we should be ashamed of. >> reporter: i'm shomari stone. >> professor pine as of this report continues to teach. now to a virginia woman who's living the dream, a penny that she bought at a flea market turned out to be a rare long-lost masterpiece by the impressionist renoir. derrick ward explains why the
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discovery might encourage you to listen to your mother. >> reporter: this painting hasn't been displayed in public since 1926. a few years after it was bought from a french art dealer by a wealthy matron of the arts. she was an enthusiastic collector out of baltimore. from there, the trail goes cold. >> the whereabouts have been unknown. >> reporter: it did show up in a flea market in the shenandoah valley. it got the attention of one of the browsers there, though not for the art itself. >> i originally bought it for the frame. >> reporter: she doesn't want her identity revealed but she said she's never gone to an estate sale and she doesn't stalk flea markets. she thought the best she would get out of this is a nice frame. >> i started ripping it apart. and i was like, maybe i should wait. >> reporter: her mother urged her to get it appraised. that picture did have the artist's name on the frame. the folks here have seen that sort of thing before. >> usually when you see that, you think, okay, this is a fake.
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because they're trying to say it's a renoir. >> reporter: this one had all the features of the real thing. features that a trained eye can easily spot. >> straight away, it just looked right. it's the color, it's the vibrant color, the pinks and purples. and he's known for his rapid brush strokes. >> we have it estimated to $75,000 to $100,000. that is certainly within the range of what similar renoirs have sold for. >> reporter: that was news to the happy shopper, she spent only about $7. >> i don't think it's hit me yet completely. >> reporter: here at the potomac company they've come across rare furniture, like this table, and this tiffany chalis. collectors and art historians may spend a lifetime researching and never find a work like this. >> she really found a needle in a haystack. >> bingo, you just never know. experts believe that painting
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was done in 1879. well, putting on makeup is sometimes a work of art. and you might be surprised to know who's helping the cosmetic industry expand these days. it's men. liz crenshaw shows us how stores are now marketing grooming products to get more business from the guys. >> i'm old school. just regular soap. soap works for everything. >> reporter: but the face of men's skin is re guys are buyin care products. so marketers are making room for men. >> i just think in general, take care of yourself. >> reporter: vice president of men's fashion for macy's, the classic american department store has launched what it calls the men's grooming zone. and dropped it in the main aisle, not buried in the women's cosmetic department. >> the idea is to start to collect the best of the best from products that we're already doing business with, brands we're already doing business with, and also looking for what's next. >> reporter: beauty products have taken on a new face.
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products poised for men. invigorating face scrub, anti-fatigue cooling eye gel, nonstreak bronzer, and age rescue lotions. >> i think anti-aging is probably one of the fastest growing categories in men's grooming. >> reporter: market research shows money made in men's skin care was up 11% last year. what are men buying? facial cleansers, lotions, moisturizers and lip products. >> i think every cosmetic company is looking at men as the holy grail, for sure. >> reporter: chris is the president of kiehl's, a company selling skin care for 161 years. in a world where women have dominated the marketplace, men are now the growing trend. and kiehl's is making store shelves and packaging more men-friendly. >> because we know through all of our research, guys want to come into a place where they feel comfortable and they can quickly identify what's for me. >> reporter: it's not just shaving cream anymore.
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a separate spot in kiehl's stores stock facial fuel ivy puffer, anti-wrink the cream and razor bump cream. >> everybody's going after it now. >> reporter: one big difference between men and women's skin care, women will pay more. but marketers believe package and place it right, men will spend on their skin. >> we think if more men focus on eating well, taking care of themselves, this whole idea of grooming and skin care will come full circle. >> reporter: liz crenshaw, news4. >> it does seem like it's the younger generation behind that growing trend. research shows 18 through 34-year-old men mostly use facial skin care products. and of course, you've got the teenage girl section. i guess what's next is the teenage boy section. well, looks like punishment, but it's got some big fitness rewards here. still ahead, what it takes to do the strong man workout and why these strong men and women say,
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oh, anyone can do it. plus, the unique way one man decided to compete in a decided to compete in a this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
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a maryland lawyermaker recently gave up on his attempt to stop a baltimore ravens linebacker from speaking out on gay marriage. emmett byrnes jr. wanted the ravens to stop him from making ads like this one. >> i believe we should be doing everything that we can to make maryland families stronger. which is why i support marriage for gay and lesbian couples, who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. >> delegate byrnes reconsidered his request. he told the baltimore sun the player has first amendment rights and should be able to speak his mind. a guy from northern virginia proved you don't need an expensive bike to compete in a triathlon. jefferson smith of falls church signed up for the nation's try. he said that he's more of a swimmer, but a friend convinced
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him to do all the rest. and when he didn't have a fancy road bike, he took another approach. >> just kind of ran out of time. i didn't get a bike in time. i figured if i'm going to get a bike, i would spend a lot of money and get a decent bike. but i ran out of time. i figured i'll try a couple of bikes here and see if it works. >> why not. smith says he did the triathlon to benefit the leukemia and lymphoma society. they were so excited about what they did using their bike to compete the race they're going to refund his cost. pretty neat. forget the coffee buzz. weight loss might be a new reason to head to starbucks. meet the lady who did just that, and her quest to shed a couple of pounds. if you're feeling the weight of the world, we'll tell you why this workout might actually relieve some of your stress.
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in "news4 your health," the latest way to toughen up your
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exercise routine, the strong man workout. it involves lifting kegs, cement blocks and all sorts of other torturous devices. we asked these strong men, what's your workout. >> strong man workout is amazingly fun, way to incorporate big awesome heavy throwing around of weights in a way that will motivate everyone. basically the type of things you can imagine doing if you were out in everyday life, picking things up off the ground, having to put them over your head, carry them for a distance, that kind of thing. today we've got a farmer's walk, where you grab two heavy dumbbells or barbells in your hands. they have special handles. like carrying suitcases. except they're be 250-pound suitcases in each hand. we have the yoke where you're picking up something heavy on your back. you have to support the swaying that it does. about 500 pounds on that. >> toughest one, the yoke,
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putting that much weight on your back compresses it. >> the keg load and keg carries and keg presses. put it over your head, heaviest one you can do, as many times as you can do it. and stone loading where we've got big atlas stones up to about 150 pounds today. we'll get them up onto boxes about mid-chest to chin level. >> it definitely pushes you to find out where your limits are, where they could be, and helps to kind of establish things that you never thought you could probably ever do. >> it's a good stress reliever. come in, you know, whether it's a good day, bad day, you work out. and i just feel better when i leave. >> if you want to be better at the things you do in everyday life, you've got to do them in a harder way in your training, so when you get to them in your everyday life, it's easier. >> you don't have to be a muscle-bound body builder. they always adjust the amount of weight a person is lifting so that it's safe, and it's doable for all fitness levels.
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you've heard of jered, he lost weight, gained fame eating subway. now meet the alexandria woman who dropped almost 85 pounds eating three meals a day at starbucks. doreen gentzler explains how it works. >> reporter: every coffee shop has its regulars. but 66-year-old christine hall calls this alexandria starbucks her second home. >> my favorite is this one. >> reporter: that would be because hall eats all of her meals here. all of them. and she says it's helped her to lose nearly 85 pounds in two years. >> losing weight's hard. but i realized i could do it. i had found a system that worked. report hall said she lost all that weight by counting calories and starbucks puts nutrition information on the labels of their packaged foods. that made it easy for her to keep track of exactly how much she was eating. >> a lot of people look at the top shelf and think, it's
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muffins and fattening things. but look down on the second shelf, there are really healthy choices. >> reporter: she starts her day with oatmeal and black coffee. lunch and dinner, a panini or by stro box, anywhere from 220 to 460 calories per meal. >> to get the protein, i get a ham and cheese panini, that's 340. if i go for a bike ride i can come back and have a brownie. >> reporter: but a dietitian said hall may have a struggle to maintain her starbucks diet. and if hall isn't careful, she could suffer from malnutrition. >> when you follow something that eliminates entire food groups or limits you to one particular restaurant, it's very difficult to be healthy and meet all of your nutrition needs. >> reporter: but christine hall said she's feeling better than ever. >> nothing hurts anymore. i used to a tribute some of my aches and pains to aging. i have no medical issues whatsoever.
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i just feel like a kid again. >> reporter: doreen gentzler, news4. >> christine hall said the other key to weight loss success is an online calorie counting website. that made it a little easier to track what she ate. talk to your physician before starting any weight loss plan. shedding light on a mysterious endangered species. next, the local students sought to show why these are more [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before,
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heard of. >> reporter: three years ago, grad student irene had never heard of them. now she's devoting her master thesis to a film about binobos, because she finds them so intriguing. >> they have mastered the art of peace. no other ape has done this. >> reporter: they're considered the most civilized ape. considered the chimpanzee its closest cousin. the chimp will kill other chimps, even infants. this has been observed washing its food before eating. one reason it might be so peaceful, they're dominated by females, living in a matriarch society. and unlike other apes, the binobos are sexually advanced, doing it for pleasure, not just
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procreation. and they're commonly bisexual. >> it's actually female female sex. it's why a mother will only produce one baby every four years. >> reporter: they are so complex, scientists who study apes say the binobo is the closest to being human. magafan at american university is trying to raise awareness of this animal's troubles. >> the binobos are one of the most endangered animals in the world. they are the most endangered african ape. >> reporter: loggers are decimating the rain forest which is the habitat. and their meat is quite popular in the african bush meat trade. she produced a documentary and is shopping it around hoping that through this project people will get to know this fascinating creature and make an effort to save it. >> animals matter. animals are so important.
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and it's so hard to get people to care about wildlife conservation. >> reporter: wendy rieger, news4. >> now i want to see it. i have to see it. the documentary is narrated by actress ashley judd. you can see a trailer at nbc that's all for "news4 this week." i'm veronica johnson. thank you for joining us. until next time, be safe, be kind, and be happy. hey scott. kinda late in the year to be feedin' your lawn, isn't it?
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